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STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LollyLoopsy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:42 pm

I AM SO MAD. For about 2 and a Half Years, ive had a List of Ailments. So the other day , i plucked up the Courage to go to the Drs with the List. I HATE going to the Drs they make me so Nervous. So ive only been in this Drs a Month as ive just moved into the Area im living now.

Here is my List of Ailments : no energy what so ever, Legs and Arms Ache, also back aches, pelvis aches, bad stomach 24.7 and what seems to be IBS, sensitive skin, depression, anxiety, short term memory loss, UTI's, so so sleepy from i wake up. Yada yada yada.

My Mam has M.E so i originally thought it was that. I researched that and researched fibro. It all pointed to Fibro more than M.E. And may i add i am over weight. We will come to that in a second. So i plucked up the courage to go and see my New Dr. I Gave him my List and explained some of the things on the List to him. He was nothing but ignorant. He Basically said Fibromyalgia is NON EXISTENT and basically i was a Fat Cow who if i lost weight id be fine. My Answer? (not to him, but to you all) BULLCRAP. I know SKINNY MINNYs who have been Diagnosed with Fibro.

He threw his pen at the desk and told me i wouldnt have any of the problems on my List if i lost weight. I obviously filled with tears. And i could have happily just died right there in the Office. So i got up and walked out. So i didnt get ANY Diagnosis, i didnt get an offer to look into a Diagnosis, and i didnt get offered any medication for anything that COULD be helped with Medication.

Im no doctor but i KNOW that my Skin doesnt hurt because im Over weight. Or that my Stomach isnt in constant agony where i need to go to the Toilet more times than any one i know because im over weight. Etc etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I strongly believe i have Fibromyalgia. And what upsets me most is that even people close to me, wont have it that i cant do things most 24 year olds can.

My Husband is in the Military and im so bad hes having to LEAVE his Job to help me with our 2 kids under 4. Im so so upset right now i could bawl my eyes out. Its like no1 understands and no1 cares. Yesterday i Changed Doctors Surgeries. So Fingers Crossed, my next Drs Visit with a new Dr will have a more Positive Outcome. Thanks for listening to my Rant. lol x
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:59 pm

:cow-wave: :cow-wave: and :welcome: to the forum. I've split your post into small paragraphs to make it a bit easier to read as quite a few of us on here have problems when it comes to reading large blocks of text and posts.

I wish I could say that what you experienced with your GP was something unusual, but sadly there are still far too many dinosaurs in the NHS that the last Ice Age missed :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: My suggestion to you was what you have already done, changing surgeries again, you must have either read my mind or some of the posts on here :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

While you're waiting for the transfer to your new surgery to go thru, you could have a look at some of the stuff on here. There is lots of info and advice and suggestions about how to try and cope/manage your various symptoms etc that could help make things a little more comfortable for you until you start finding out some answers as too what is causing your problems.

Anything else that is on your mind or that you're wanting to know about, all you need to do is ask and we'll see how we can help you with it :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby shazq » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:44 pm

:welcome: to the forum :cow-wave:

Makes me so angry when you come across docs like that :evil: :goodluck1: with your new surgery.
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LollyLoopsy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:11 pm

Ahh thank you Ladies. Im pleased you both understand. Well i have an appointment with the Nurse of the new surgery monday after next for like an assessment as im new to the doctors so im going to mention it all to her nd see if she puts me in with the dr etc. I know people who have gone years before they got Diagnosed. As i said ive suffered for 2 and a half years now and that was all in silence with me thinking i just needed to get my act together and move about more but its impossible lol xxx
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LouLou » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:17 am

Hi LollyLoopsy

:welcome: to our little world. Well as for your doctor this is my response to him :girl_moon: :girl_moon: :girl_moon: I am not exactly a skinny minnie but I'm not overweight either and I have FM, maybe I should come with you to see him with a letter from my GP with my diagnosis and see what he says.

A few others on here have had the same problem with their weight being blamed for the pain they are in, without it being properly investigated first.

I really hope you can get somewhere with the new surgery you have changed to. May be worth asking the nusre if there are any GP's in the Surgery who specialise in Rheumatology/joints/chronic pain illnesses as the GP I see regularly is a specialist in that area. Most of us have been referred to a Rheumatologist by our GP for a second opinion as FM isn't very straightforward to diagnose, so may also be worth asking if they can refer you?

:goodluck1: and I hope you can get some more help and answers soon. We are all here whenever you need to vent.
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby monica » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:06 pm

I know SKINNY MINNYs who have been Diagnosed with Fibro.


Yep I'm a skinny minny with fibro. It strikes no matter what your weight is.

Agree with others you need to see a Rheumatologist and get a proper diagnosis. Good luck with finding a good Doctor who understands and will refer you.

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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby kitten » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:04 pm

I am not a skinny minny but I am not fat , size 12 /14 , as Monica says weight is not the issue

Good luck with the nurse :goodluck1: don't be fobbed off
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby lolo73 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:41 pm

LollyLoopsy wrote:Ahh thank you Ladies. Im pleased you both understand. Well i have an appointment with the Nurse of the new surgery monday after next for like an assessment as im new to the doctors so im going to mention it all to her nd see if she puts me in with the dr etc. I know people who have gone years before they got Diagnosed. As i said ive suffered for 2 and a half years now and that was all in silence with me thinking i just needed to get my act together and move about more but its impossible lol xxx


I have had FMS for 15yrs without being diagnosed, I would suggest you look for a younger Dr as a lot of older Dr's have trouble believing in FMS. I think there is a list on here maybe (??) of Dr's who are upto date on FMS. Goodluck x
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby denys » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:35 pm

Hi and :welcome: to the forum all I can do is echo the sentiments all ready here and wish you :goodluck2: with your next doctor
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby FinkyDink » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:29 pm

First thing I said to rheumatologist and physio was "is it because I am overweight" and they have both said no.
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby SteveB » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:51 pm

I have asked the question elsewhere but wouldn't it be great if this teatment was available in UK. It would solve a lot of peeps problems.

http://thefmtest.com/

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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LollyLoopsy » Sun May 05, 2013 5:12 pm

Hi guys and gals.. im soooooooooooooooo sorry its taken me this long to reply, ive just finally been able to have 5 minutes to get online on the Laptop. I went to see the Nurse but that didnt do much as she was just basically Registering me into the Surgery.. i go and see a Female Doctor on Wednesday so fingers crossed that we can get to the Bottom of this. Even if it was just recognised and they got me some Painkillers, antidepressants and something that can help with the Chronic Anxiety then i'll feel a bit better in myself im sure. Thank you ALL for your replies, i really do Appreciate them. I will let you all know how the doctors go on wednesday.. and it would be great if they done the fm test over here.. it will come, in time. xx
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LouLou » Tue May 07, 2013 11:54 am

:goodluck2: for Wednesday Lolly!

I have everything crossed for you.
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LollyLoopsy » Wed May 15, 2013 11:51 am

Aww thank you. I went to see the DR. She was GREAT. She said non of what i told her pinpoints to my weight which is a relief she recognised that. I had to go for Blood Tests on Thursday (the day after) and i will get the results of those this friday. Im almost sure the blood tests will come back fine as that ridiculous drs i was at done blood tests a few weeks ago just before i left them and they were fine. The dr said she would get to the bottom of this, she has gave me some Antidepressants and put me onto a Therapist which is already a weight off my shoulders as finally, it seems someone is listening xxx
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Re: STUPID DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby LouLou » Wed May 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Lolly I am so so happy that you finally have someone listening to you! That's half the diagnosis battle won.

:fingerscrossed: you continue to get the support you need, keep us posted.

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